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Well, I've got my EDD straightened out, and I believe I'm due July 24-27th.<br><br>
This is my second pregnancy. I'm currently suffering from extreme nausea, same as with my first. A little better than with my first, tho, when I was hospitalized for dehydration.<br><br>
This is also my first veg pregnancy (I went veg shortly after dd was born).<br><br>
My daughter is 6, and we homeschool, well, as much as we can right now since I'm sleeping so much and have no energy. She is a sweetheart, tho, and has been so loving and helpful. She has been asking for a baby sib forever and is going to be soooo excited when we tell her! I can't wait to see her be a big sissy.<br><br>
We haven't told any family yet, as<br>
a. we want to be thru the first trimester just in case,<br>
b. we haven't decided our birth plan yet (I'm leaning toward UC, tho I would be okay with hb midwife mostly for my dp's comfort level) and<br>
c. my MIL is a NIGHTMARE of controlling and pestering and calling all hours of the anyways, and we know this is just going to accelerate when she knows her first grandbaby is on the way (dp is not dd's bio dad), and we want some relative peace and privacy for as long as we can, as well as needing to have our plan solid so that she can't wheedle us about it (tho I'm sure she will try anyways). I love the woman, but just wish she could work thru her control issues; my mom is not like that at all, so it's hard for me to deal with (sorry, getting OT).<br><br>
Anyways, what else? I'm a lactivist and intactivist (hoping for a girl so that dp who is circed and I can avoid this confrontation), and very much a proponent for natural birth. I want as little intervention/testing as possible, and feel very confident about birthing independently, tho it'd be nice to have someone check me out/mend me in case of tearing afterward. Also, I think homebirth will minimize the circ pressure that is all over the hospitals here, if it's a boy---I don't want to find out the gender this time; I want to be surprised!<br><br>
For a little background, dd was naturally birthed in a hospital. Very mainstream midwife attended pregnancy; I was induced even tho I don't think she was overdue. I labored intuitively with family around at home, and was at the hospital less than thirty minutes when she was born (no assistance from the nurses, who were annoying, derogatory, and interfering to me). My midwife got there just in time to throw down her keys and catch my dd.<br><br>
Because I had such a positive experience with pregnancy and labor the first time, I really would feel okay to birth independently with this one, as long as I knew "he" (that's how I've been thinking of "him") was head down, etc. Or at least not flat out transverse. We live right across from a hospital. But I know that it's important for my partner, who is all atremble with fear anyways, to feel comfortable, so a midwife attended homebirth is an acceptable (tho I truly do feel unnecessary not to mention expensive) compromise. But no hospital! I'd rather have the baby alone in the bathtub than go to the hospital this time, lol!<br><br>
Well, that got a lot longer than I intended. Anyways, now you know a bit about me and my family and my values as far as birthing and nursing babies goes. It's nice to be here with other moms who are in approximately the same stage of pregnancy. I'm looking forward to hearing more about you all and picking up a bit of the community wisdom.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Welcome!!!!<br><br>
I have the exact same issue with my dh. If I could birth at home, I would. I'm also scared about having a boy, bc we've already gotten into it about circ.<br><br>
Here's my rant....<br><br>
Ok husband, I know that you're circumcised. But why does it offend you to not have our son circumcised? Do you need your penises to look alike, like you'll be comparing them? They're not going to ever look the same until he's grown up, and by then I truly hope that you don't know what each others penises look like. WTH is this all about anyway? I don't get why he cares. I don't want to prepare for battle!!!!!<br><br>
Also, My sister didn't circ, and my younger sister isn't going to circ. either.<br><br>
If he makes me cut my baby, I'm running away with him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Congrats and welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Welcome, nice to see you here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Don't forget to intro yourself on the due date thread too!
 
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